Stag’s Lowrider Shop Truck

Owners Name & City-

• Chance, Lahaina, Hawaii


Make, Model & Year of Vehicle-

1999 Mazda B2500 (basically a Ford Ranger)

• 2007 Ford Ranger

Engine-

2.5L I4
•4.0L V6

Transmission-

5 spd manual
•Auto

T-Case-

•2wd

Axles-
•Ford 8.8” rear

Suspension-

•Currently: cut coil springs in front, lowering blocks (spring under) in rear
Stock (torsion bars up front)
•Planned: airbags

Wheels and Tires-

•Currently: 15” Weld Racing aluminum wheels w/ Hankook Ventus V2 205/50r15 (stretched 🤦🏻‍♂️)
•Black round ones

Favorite Trails-

•The mall, the highway, parking lots that don’t have steep entrances or tall speedbumps

Other-

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^^^^^ truck is no longer with us.

This is its replacement.
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STAG

Beach bummin
Location
Pleasant Grove
The engineers that designed these older Rangers deserve a raise. The engineers that designed a 2007 Focus deserve kicked in the nuts.

I’m pretty sure the service manual on a heater-core or blower motor replacement just states “sell the car and replace it with a new vehicle.”

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When I bought this car I was aware that it needed a new power steering line (and also pump because the kid had been driving it for a long time without power steering due to the leaking line) and I figured no-problem; my Ranger is super easy to work on, this one has gotta be too. That power steering line was a b*tch.
 

STAG

Beach bummin
Location
Pleasant Grove
Wait, so you're now building the daily driver that you bought so you could build your daily driver?

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Bought a daily, need a new daily.

Well I did actually intend to daily this for a while, like a month or two, but it’s original intention after that month or two wasn’t to be a daily.

It’s just that the power steering line ended up being such a b*tch that I decided to skip the daily-driver part.
 

STAG

Beach bummin
Location
Pleasant Grove
I also welded in a 3.5” exhaust tubing coupler to act as reinforcement for having cut the hole in that panel for the exhaust. The new exhaust gets routed through the hole.

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I picked up an eBay turbo manifold just because it’s top mounting flange, but I have to stay naturally aspirated, so I needed to go from rectangle to round. Another tool off the 3D printer and some persuasions and I built a T3 rectangle to 2.5” round adapter and added a flex joint right after that.

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Excuse the welds. I just have a fluxcore 110v here and honestly didn’t really care if they were pretty or not.
 

STAG

Beach bummin
Location
Pleasant Grove
“Mom, can we have Gymkhana?”

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“No son, we have Gymkhana at home”



* The Gymkhana at home *

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Haha in seriousness though I still do have to add accent colors and stuff. I had a coworker from work help me on this and we ended up rushing the masking tape job and it shows, but it’s fine.
 
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